Then there was the philanthropic side.
Satyam was associated with the Emergency Management and Research Institute, which provided free medical emergency service to people.
All they had to do was ask for it by dialling 108. Its ambulances reached any emergency in less than half an hour anywhere in the state.
In congested lanes, its paramedics on two-wheelers would reach before the ambulance. No ambulance driver would accept even a Rs 10 tip.
The Andhra Pradesh government, whichever party was in power, would never miss the opportunity to parade Satyam and Mr Raju in front of visiting dignitaries.
It was IT that had put Andhra Pradesh on the world map and transformed traditional Hyderabad into Cyberabad.
And Satyam was the torchbearer of this change.